These are a series of stories, some short and some long, of some of the varied calls I responded to while working as a deputy sheriff for Palm Beach County, Florida, and two police departments, Rivera Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. These are by no means all the calls I answered in my career, they only represent a small portion of them. I wrote these stories years ago while they were still fresh in my memory, but as most people, I procrastinated and they have sat idle for years, moved numerous ti
In this first book in a series, written entirely in rhyming lyrics, "A Conversation Between the Brothers" depicts the stories of African American men senselessly murdered by racist cops and racist individuals in general. Based on true events, this work of fiction brings the murdered brothers together in Heaven (The University) with their Creator (The Master) who closely resembles them in more ways than one. One by one the Master has the unfortunate experience and responsibility of welcoming His
Take an exciting ride as Stan Long tells the true story of a wild and outrageous life of sex, drugs and high-end crime during the 1980's & 1990's. A Gangster's Cry begins with a fairly innocent childhood for Stan but then digresses to a life full of drug dealing on the mean streets of Washington, DC, where he learned to grow-up quickly. At the age of nine, he learned how to use a gun, and then by the age of twelve, he began having sexual encounters with women twice his age. After battling the s
A Burglar of the Better Sort offers, in the English translation of Charles S. Kraszewski, the entirety of Czyzewski's surviving literary output, from surrealistic plays like Donkey and Sun in Metamorphosis and his inimitable 'formistic poems' through the playful Christmas 'pastorals'...
In 1976, in the fields of Northern New Mexico's scrub grass and coyote fences, a twelve-year old boy named Trout searches for integrity in an increasingly volatile family that is free of moral inhibition. Trout takes it upon himself to protect his mute younger sister, Heaven, and seek out a better life for the two of them.
In a shabby West Texas hotel in the summer of 1993, Joetta meets Audie, the baby she gave up for adoption 27 years ago. Life has not been kind to Joetta, but she's relieved to see Audie's obvious success. Far from being grateful, Audie's cold resentment puzzles and then angers Joetta, and she's disappointed their reunion is anything but rainbows and hugs she hoped. The two women verbally dance around the reality of each other's lives during one long sweltering afternoon of drinks, off-color sto
A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Wilde once said that this collection was "intended neither for the British child nor the British public." The stories included in this collection are as follows: The Young King The Birthday of the Infanta The Fisherman and his Soul The Star-Child (wikipedia.org)
At a restaurant party thrown by Marlene of the Top Girls Employment Agency are Isabella Bird, the 19th-century traveller, Lady Nijo, courtesan to a 13th-century Japanese Emperor, Brueghel's Dull Gret, Pope Joan and Patient Griselda, wife of Chaucer's Clerk.